Here below the significant events that characterized Franchi Umberto Marmi's activities from its founding to today.


Founded by Umberto Franchi as individually owned firm

Early ’80s

Acquisition of a quarry in Crestola, in the Torano basin, Massa-Carrara

Late ’80s

Acquisition of another quarry producing white statuary marble

Late ’90s

Entry in the Asian market (China) and the Middle Eastern market


Umberto Franchi’s daughter and sonBernarda and Albertomanage the Company. Entry in the American market

2006 – 2008

Purchase and relocation to the current industrial complex of about 47,000 square meters. Construction of the exhibition showroom


Involvement in prestigious projectsthe “Tower One” of the World Trade Center and the new wing of Mecca in Jeddah

2014 – 2015

Acquisition of 25% of Marmi Pregiati Carrara and Artana Marmi Srl, and 50% of Escavazione La Gioia Srl


Acquisition of 33.3% of Escavazione Calacatta Bondielli Srl


On October 11, 2018the Company completed the proportional demerger of certain assets of Franchi Umberto Marmi in favour of Carrara Real Estatecompany entirely owned by FUM shareholders